Swiss ball

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An air-filled ball constructed of elastic PVC which measure 35 to 85 cm (14 to 34 inches) which is used in physical therapy, athletic training, exercise and as an assistive device for weight training.

Swiss ball

An inflatable vinyl or rubber ball, used in exercise training, rehabilitation, and sports to treat low back pain or to strengthen the muscles of the abdomen and chest. Synonym: balance ball; fitness ball; stability ball
See also: ball
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For instance, there are small exercise balls, large exercise balls, toning balls of smaller size, medicines or therapy balls, and foot massage balls.
Benefits of Chinese Therapy Balls - Ages 50 and up.
Therapy equipment such as therapy balls, clay, and fidgety toys were also provided in the classroom to provide the students with moveable surfaces to sit on, as well as something to keep their hands busy and engaged, while listening.
No expensive equipment is required; the props used in Corgeous are a stability ball, YTU therapy balls, soft sponge ball, and yoga block, but ordinary tennis balls, a blanket, and a large book can be substituted for these.
Schilling, Washington, Billingsley, and Dietz (2003) used therapy balls as chairs for students with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and found increases in in-seat behavior.
These include contingency management (using positive reinforcements and making consequences contingent on specific behaviors), using therapy balls or gym balls as an alternative to regular seating, self-monitoring (teaching students to monitor and rate their own behaviors), peer monitoring (training students to monitor one another's behavior and reinforce positive behavior) and peer tutoring.
Prior to the track system installation, the class, which was created in 2004, had MYB volunteers stabilizing the students while they balanced on physical therapy balls. The new system still uses the volunteers, but the disabled children now are able to move with less restraint.
For example, our Senior Balance class takes advantage of Swiss Therapy Balls (also known as "Resist-a-BallsR) often used in physical therapy for rehabilitation.
"As well as the weights, I did hundreds of press-ups and sit-ups and used therapy balls (like spacehoppers) which really pull all your stomach muscles back in.
New equipment (pressure vests, toys for children with autism, therapy balls, and much more) is also offered for sale at discounted prices.
* Bounce and/or rock on hoppity hops, giant balls, or therapy balls